Organisational structure

The Trust's functions are organised into a number of operational units and Trust Headquarters. Within the six main units are a series of Clinical Directorates and Departments. More about individual Departments can be found in the Department A-Z.

Executive Team

The Trust's Executive Team is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Trust. Please click here to see the full Executive Team structure chart.

The Executive Team works across both City Hospitals Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trusts.

Operational Divisions

Division of Surgery

  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Head & Neck Surgery (including Ear, Nose & Throat, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Theatres (including ICCU, Anaesthetics, Critical Care and the Day Case Unit)
  • Trauma & Orthopaedics

Division of Theatres

  • Anaesthetics
  • Integrated Critical Care Unit
  • Day Case Unit
  • Sterile Supplies Unit
  • Pre-Admission Assessment Unit
  • Out Reach
  • Psychology Services

Division of Medicine

  • Emergency Medicine (including Accident & Emergency, Cardiac Centre and Clinical Decisions Unit)
  • General Internal Medicine (including Gastroenterology, Thoracic Medicine and Metabolic Medicine)
  • Medical Specialties (including Rheumatology, Renal Medicine, Haematology and Chemotherapy)
  • Rehabilitation & Elderly Medicine (including Care of the Elderly, Neurology and Neurorehabilitation)

Division of Family Care

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology (including Genitourinary Medicine)
  • Paediatrics & Child Health

Division of Clinical Support

  • Medical Physics
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Therapy Services

Division of Estates

  • Administrative Services
  • Building Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Health & Safety/Fire
  • Project Management & Design
  • Specialist Services (Control & Information, Electro Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Information Centre, Medical Equipment Library, Medical Device Training, Renal Unit, Telecommunications/Switchboard, Asset Management

Division of Facilities

  • Domestic Services
  • Out-Patients
  • Portering & Security
  • Transport

Departments of Trust Headquarters

  • Chairman & Chief Executive
  • Clinical Governance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Director
  • Nursing & Patient Experience
  • Performance & Information Services
  • Strategy & Service Development